Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): A Worldwide Concern

October 2, 2018

In February 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that over 1 billion teens and young adults are at serious risk for noise-induced hearing loss. What has been written and talked about for some time, is fast becoming a sad reality.  Every…

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Hearing Loss: An Underrated Cause of Loneliness

September 21, 2018

Loneliness is often cited as a serious health risk, especially for older adults. In the U.S., an  AARP  survey reports that over 35% of those 45 years of age and older are lonely.  Maybe friends or family members have moved away…

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Hearing Loss: An Often Neglected Consequence of Diabetes.

August 25, 2018

Incidence A 2008 study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that “Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease.” Even those with pre-diabetes had a 30% higher rate…

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Hearing Loss & Hearing Loops

July 5, 2018

What is a Hearing Loop? Extremely, briefly… A Hearing Loop—also called Induction Loop—is an Assistive Listening System. It helps those who are hard-of-hearing understand speech more clearly, especially in large venues and in background noise.   The “System” consists of the…

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Less Noise is Good for Hearing and Health

June 18, 2018

Hearing and wellness at risk Besides causing permanent hearing loss, loud sound has harmful effects on the body as a whole. Unrelenting noise that we may accept as the “sounds of life around us” can impact health and wellness in…

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Hearing Loss Linked to Depression by Monique Hammond

May 30, 2018

Why wait for help? Does research show that hearing loss and depression are linked? Indeed, it does. As hearing loss becomes worse and affects every aspect of life, the emotional fall-out becomes more complicated and overwhelming.  So, why do people wait for…

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Hearing Loss Is Also a Lot About Others

May 16, 2018

Strained relationships  “I wish that mom had some mercy on us. She is so hard to live with.”  These words were spoken by a lady during a support meeting. They illustrate the helplessness that friends and relatives often feel as…

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! By Monique Hammond

May 3, 2018

For the public good  Every year since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to promote public awareness regarding hearing and speech disorders.  This year’s theme is “Communication for All.” Although the efforts of highlighting these…

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May 3, 2018

For the public good  Every year since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to promote public awareness regarding hearing and speech disorders.  This year’s theme is “Communication for All.” Although the efforts of highlighting these…

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What is Hidden Hearing Loss? By Monique Hammond

April 24, 2018

This is hearing loss that is due to nerve damage. It stays “hidden” on basic hearing tests because they do not detect it and therefore are often reported as “normal” or “near normal.”  And so, test results do not explain the symptoms…

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